Healthcare News & Insights

7 key factors for healthcare mergers and affiliations

Mergers and affiliations allow hospitals to share expenses and offer patients a wide array of services. In this guest post, Robin Figueroa, a consultant with a California-based healthcare management consulting firm, offers seven steps you need to consider when undertaking a merger.

A healthcare data revolution – The case for data visualization

With data volumes increasing exponentially, health care can no longer rely on antiquated data presentation tools like spreadsheets and tables. In this guest post, Mark Jahn, a consultant with a California-based healthcare management consulting firm, shows how new and creative means of data visualization are helping users more effectively determine findings and trends, communicate analytical […] [MORE]

Out in front: Using real-time technology to get ahead of hospital crises

Hospital emergencies, like natural disasters and shootings, are a part of the world we live in. The key to effectively respond to these events lies in the ability to leverage technologies so executives and administrators have real-time data to react to. In this guest post, Ed Monan, director, corporate security sales at a company that […] [MORE]

Emerging new technology: Changing the face of NEMT for service providers

Not everyone can get to their medical appointments with ease. Especially for the elderly and frail patients, finding transportation can be difficult. In this guest post, Monica Rivera, VP of business development and sales at a non-emergency transportation broker, shows how advanced technologies can help non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) patients get the care they need […] [MORE]

Keeping protected health information private in the era of AI

Artificial intelligence-powered technology has a lot to offer hospitals, but it also comes with risks. In this guest post, Hoala Greevy, founder and CEO of a HITRUST CSF-certified secure email solution, offers four ways healthcare facilities can keep patients’ protected health information safe while using AI-powered services to work more efficiently and effectively.

Clinician-healthcare administrator partnerships: Effective treatment for opioid epidemic

The Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is a national leader in the field of orthopedics and performed approximately 32,000 surgical cases in 2018. In this guest post, Dr. Seth Waldman, Roberta Stack and Lisa Goldstein (see bios at end of article) detail how the hospital successfully implemented a pain management program incorporating clinicians across the […] [MORE]

Lowering direct costs with smarter PPI sourcing strategies

Healthcare spending is out of control, and no one knows that better than hospital executives. But there are areas where hospitals can save without sacrificing care or reinventing the wheel. In this guest post, Alex Saric, CMO of a provider of cloud-based spend management solutions, shares how hospitals can rein in spending.

4 critical design elements of pediatric healthcare units

Children do much better in a pediatric unit designed specifically for them. And when they do better, so do their families. In this guest post, Dan Scher, VP of planning, design and construction at a company specializing in facilities management, safety, environment of care, emergency management and compliance, details the four main design elements of […] [MORE]

3 ways organizations can embrace the future of population health

“Population health” has evolved into a health management concept that can help improve patient outcomes. For facilities that haven’t hopped on the population health bandwagon yet, Marc Helberg, managing VP of a consulting firm, provides three tips that can help them understand what goals they should aim for and what technologies they should incorporate.

How better communication can improve patient outcomes and lower readmission rates

Aside from top-quality providers and the latest technology, what do the most successful hospitals have that others don’t? The answer: clear and effective communication across all levels and area of care. In this guest post, Burl Stamp, founder and president of a consulting firm, offers three strategies to help organizations change the way frontline staff […] [MORE]